- Position: Associate Professor
- Department: School of Health Sciences
Exercise and Health Sciences Division
- Campus Address: HP Building 1174
- Office Phone: 989-774-2927
- Lab Phone: 989-774-2127
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSC 308 - Physiology of Sport and Exercise
HSC 503 - Health Implications of Obesity
HSC 510 - Independent Reading Experience
HSC 612 - Individualized Learning Exp.
HON 399 - Independent Study
HON 499 - Senior Project
- Area(s) of Expertise:
Degrees and Universities
Bachelor of Science: Queen's University (2001). Biology
Bachelor of Physical Health Education: Queen's University (2001). Exercise Physiology
Masters of Science: Case Western Reserve University (2004). Exercise Physiology
Ph.D.: Case Western Reserve University (2007). Nutrition
Post-Doctoral Training: University of Michigan (2010). Muscle Biology
American Neurological Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Diabetes Association
American Physiological Society
American Heart Association
Michigan Physiological Society
Aging leads to an increased prevalence of several
pathologies that are linked to insulin resistance including diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders. Dr. Sharma’s lab is
interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to age-associated
insulin resistance, and how interventions such as diet and exercise may slow
this consequence of aging.
- Sharma N, Arias EB, and Cartee GD. Inhibition of Akt2 phosphorylation abolishes the calorie restriction-induced improvement in insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by rat soleus muscle. Appl Phys Nutr Metab 41: 1208-11, 2016.
- Sessions J, Bourbeau K, Rosinski M, Szczygiel T, Nelson R, Sharma N, and Zuhl MN. The effects of carbohydrate gel ingestion during running in the heat on markers of gastrointestinal damage and plasma cytokines. Eur J Sport Sci 3: 1-9, 2016.
- Wang H, Sharma N, Arias EB, and Cartee GD. Insulin signaling and glucose uptake in the soleus muscle of 30-month-old rats after calories restriction with or without acute exercise. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 71: 323-32, 2016.
- Castorena CM, Arias EB, Sharma N, and Cartee GD. Effects of a brief high fat diet and acute exercise on the MTORC1 and IKK/NF-κB pathway in rat skeletal muscle. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 40: 251-62, 2015.
- Sharma N, Wang H, Arias EB, Castorena CM, and Cartee GD. Mechanisms for independent and combined effects of calorie restriction and acute exercise on insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by skeletal muscle of old rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 308: E603-612, 2015.